Today is our Call for Papers deadline, so the BritGrad committee would like to celebrate the abstracts we have received so far by introducing a very exciting plenary speaker: acclaimed director Angus Jackson. The Shakespeare Institute is particularly excited to welcome Angus, whose work has been a fixture at the Royal Shakespeare Company (and so naturally a source of conversation for our Stratford students!) for the past few years.
Previously an Associate Directer at Chichester Festival Theatre, in 2014 Jackson transferred his production of King Lear with the company to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has also earned a BAFTA nomination for the screen version of Elmina’s Kitchen, which enjoyed success as a stage production under his direction at the National Theatre. More recently, Jackson’s work with the RSC includes the sell-out run of Oppenhiemer, which transferred to London after premiering in the Swan Theatre, and directing David Threlfall and Rufus Hound in Don Quixote.
He is currently the season director of the RSC’s Rome season and directed Julius Caesar in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We are especially delighted to welcome Angus as a speaker, as tickets for this production of Caesar are available for conference attendees to purchase as part for the Thursday evening of the conference.